We caught up with a few of our favourite Sydney bloggers to give us their recommendations on where to hit when you’re out in Sydney:
Amie Hamling – Simply Weekend (simplyweekend.com)
“As a Sydneysider, the bars and clubs I go back to again and again are those with a community-type vibe. Bartenders that treat you like a human, welcome you with open arms, and suggest crazy cocktails and new craft beers to try on a night out. That's why The Little Guy in Glebe and Knox Bar in Chippendale are venues with loyal patrons. The atmosphere is homely, and provides the best environment to grab a drink with your mates.”
“The best nights out I've had in Sydney are bar hopping with a group of friends through the inner west. I've had plenty of amazing nights out in Newtown, starting down one end of King Street and ending in the beer garden of The Bank Hotel, one of the more casual places in Sydney still open to the early hours of the morning.”
Glen Fitzgerald – Style Editor, Sydney Chic (sydneychic.com.au)
“Whilst Sydney has an array of cool hot spots to enjoy, for me Double Bay in the east, just five minutes outside the city is perhaps one of the best party destinations. Once the diamond of Sydney's social scene, Double Bay has had quite the resurgence in recent years, and it’s located outside the lock out zone so you can start and finish your evening here.”
“From small, intimate bars like Vine, to swanky, buzzing spots like Mrs Sippy and Pelicano in beautiful Bay St, to the grand scale of the Golden Sheaf Hotel, which features a variety of areas to mingle in, including their amazing new indoor/outdoor lounge area. If it’s a nightclub you're after, then look no further then Casablanca. Make sure you get glammed up in advance because you’ll more than likely see a few paparazzi hanging about outside! Double Bay is well worth checking out.”
Still more to explore!
That’s the low down on how to have a great night in Sydney, lockout or no lockout. And remember there are still so many other hotspots to explore. You’ve still got to tick Newtown, Manly, Surry Hills, Redfern and Bondi off your party bucket list. Check out our Sydney guide for more tips and hints, or if you're ready to book, check out ibis' cheap hotels in Sydney.